Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On the Road to the Altar: 40 Days and Counting

With only 40 days left on the road to the altar, I thought I’d take a moment to share a bit of what’s on my mind today.

My fiancé and I started a five day bible reading plan on the topic of marriage using our trusty YouVersion bible apps. The following verses were part of yesterday’s reading.

1 Peter 3:1-4 NASB ~ “In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”

This morning, before I rolled out of bed I rolled over and read the verses again. I penned them in my journal then proceeded to begin my day. The words I highlighted with red text struck me most.

Throughout the day I’ve been thinking about what it means and looks like to have that “imperishable quality of a gental and quiet spirit.” Imperishable…. Umph… I just LOVE the word choice there. These verses confirm what I’ve always believed to be true –  a woman’s strength and influence lies heavily in her actions and not solely in her words or in her wardrobe.

So the wedding roller coaster steams ahead frantically toward the “big day.” But those words above… Well, those are words for the “big days after.” And whereas we (my fiance and I) are quite excited about our date at the altar, we are far more excited about the journey that lies in the days and years after.

40 Days left… Wow!